Beauty in Decay/32

Been meaning to post this one for some time now…A decaying lily, that a friend produced from the top of her compost heap where it had been tossed! Seriously, I do some strange things in the pursuit of art! The rusty colour on the petals is pollen.

This is one that I took outdoors, rather than in my ‘studio’, and the challenge was how to achieve a background that wouldn’t interfere with the detail of the petals. in the end, I used a hedge a few feet away, took the image at quite a wide aperture, and did a bit of tweaking in Aperture and NikEfex.

Result? You tell me…

Lost lily

Lost lily

Advertisements

49 comments

  1. It’s so stunning, Susan! The light is just perfect…you have certainly proven that there is beauty in decay!

  2. Reblogged this on Tammy Hopkinson MBA and commented:
    Sometimes they are even pretty when they decay! Awesome picture!

  3. I don’t know how you can see and CREATE such beauty out of dead flowers. You are magical. 🙂

  4. shape, texture, crisp curls – looks like a swan reaching out or perhaps a dancer. Perhaps a touch more light? But I agree with the above comments – there is beauty in decay and you have shown that all too well, and you do have a magic eye. I have really enjoyed this series.

    • I agree re: the light, but in order to get the background ‘out of the way’, I went with this… Glad you are enjoying the series, it ain’t over yet!! 🙂

  5. This is really stunning, Sue. You’re a genius. 🙂

  6. It is absolutely beautiful! It has a wonderful air of elegance.

  7. I am with Cee. From something most would be sending to the compost you capture such beauty.

  8. I love the way you got this effect here Sue. I thought at first that the background was some kind of material, The contrast between the hedge and the lily is exquisite.

  9. poppytump

    Oh … just something beautifully sensual in this lily …

  10. vastlycurious.com

    YAY!

  11. This is beautiful. You are at the top of your game when it comes to lighting a subject.

  12. Thanks to this stunning series we have realized that the ephemeral is a form of the beautiful.

  13. You definitely achived it, it is a very striking photo!

  14. Love the sculptural effect Sue. Great job.

  15. absolutely beautiful in color, composition and beauty. I love decaying things. regards Mitza

  16. LOVE this one, true artwork. ❤

Over to you...

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Grensgevallen

Een grens is een wens

Une photo, un poème

Déclenchez l'émotion....

Bergen Photo Walks

walking tours of historic Bergen with the photographer in mind

Robyn's art journal

photography and art.. moments and details..

Chateaux des Fleurs

Sharing a world of joy with photos and words

priorhouse blog

Photos, art - and a little bit of LIT.

Vicki A Alford - Photographer

"It’s never too late to become what you might have been."......................George Elliot

MariaEmese

“È un’illusione che le foto si facciano con la macchina...si fanno con gli occhi, con il cuore, con la testa”. H.C. Bresson

musingsofafrequentflyingscientist.wordpress.com/

musings of a frequent flying scientist

Rethinking Life

Art and the philosophy of life

Echoes of the Past

Exploration of the Past

NYLON DAZE

From London to New York, living in an expat daze

Leya

To See a World in a Grain of Sand...

The WordPress.com Blog

The latest news on WordPress.com and the WordPress community.

On the Road

Prompts for haiku and related forms

Lena Copal Fotografie

Fotografie, Natur, Abstrakt

Covetotop

A local guide to the Western Mediterranean

Valerie Leroy Photography

Explore Everything

Pat Callahan Photography

Photography with an Emphasis on Street and Travel

Mi objetivo es luminoso

Fotografío cosas..

Winkos: a straw bale building adventure in Poland

A journey towards a more sustainable lifestyle

%d bloggers like this: